From the beautifully restored Sino-Portuguese shophouses on Talang Road, to Buddhist temples and Chinese shrines, discover the very best of Phuket's atmospheric old town on this morning tour.
Phuket is famous for its beaches but in our eyes the real highlight of the island is the surprisingly charming Phuket Town, which long ago attracted immigrants from neighbouring Asian countries who brought with them their distinctive architecture, cuisine and culture. You'll start the walking tour early so you can catch the busy morning fresh market. Next, it's on to the amulet market to marvel at the detailed amulets believed to provide luck and protection. Through the walking tour, you will learn about the history of the island and see how the now brightly painted shop-houses along Krabi Road, Dibuk Road and Soi Romanee have been lovingly restored. You'll visit Baan Chinpracha, built at the turn of the 20th century, and also the Thai Hua Museum, which details the history of Phuket. Like in every Thai town, food is ever present and we'll stop to taste some local snacks and coffee in a beautifully restored coffee house. The tour ends with lunch in one of Phuket Town's favourite restaurants where you'll have the opportunity to sample savoury dishes, such as crab yellow curry and slow braised pork.